Morgan Gaines, CPM, LM, NHCM is a Certified Professional Midwife, New Hampshire Certified Midwife, Maine Licensed Midwife and graduate from MEAC Accredited Birthwise Midwifery School. After giving birth to her three children at a free standing birth center under the care of midwives and serving over 200 women in a rigorous and extensive educational & clinical program, she is extremely proud to offer the option of midwifery care and home birth to women in Seacoast Southern Maine & New Hampshire where her roots grow the deepest. She has worked alongside the area's most experienced midwives and has gained a deep respect for safe, responsible and sacred care and home birth. She takes pride in carrying those same ethics with her to her local hometown and surrounding areas. Morgan also feels passionate about building and maintaining a strong midwifery and home birth community and serves as the Secretary of MACPM (Maine Association of Professional Midwives), President of NHMA (New Hampshire Midwives Association), Member of NACPM (Natonal Association of Certified Professional Midwives) and MANA(Midwives Alliance of North America). Additionally , Morgan‘s passion for women, extends to working with preteen and teen girls to educate and help extend their body literacy and self advocacy . In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying true crime podcasts and playing with ponies.
Alicia Sawtell serves Flourish families as our dedicated birth assistant and attends all births alongside Morgan in a supportive role, holding and maintaining all appropriate certifications and skills . She is a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula through Doula Training International, supporting families during their prenatal, labor, birth and postpartum for over ten years in the Seacoast of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. She is passionate about holding space, providing emotional and physical nourishment and education throughout the childbearing year. Her yearning to work with families began when she spent time at Maternidad La Luz, a rural clinic serving women in Talpetates, El Salvador when she was in college. Alicia lives in Newmarket, NH with her partner and wild brood of four. When she is not at a birth, teaching birth classes or supporting families during the fourth trimester, she can be found in the woods and on the water running outdoor enrichment programs for youth, homeschooling her children and cooking for any and all coming through her door. Alicia believes deeply that by reclaiming birth and community, curiosity and childhood, we will rekindle the forgotten parts of our spirit that we, as a people we are aching for .